Why is it that almost every time I read the headlines for a new study, I know if it will be flawed, or the headline itself is deceptive. This study shows that immigration reduces crime-rate. Read: If you are conservative and are for border-control, you’re wrong.
This study doesn’t speak of illegal immigration, which to my mind, is the only hot issue concerning immigration. Illegal immigrants have, on average, been arrested numerous times as individuals, and this does not count their immigration violation. Many are criminals who can’t get good work in Mexico and so want to come here surreptitiously to America, and then work under illegal circumstances, avoid taxes, and be free from contributing to the republic as normal citizens do. I understand their reasons. It’s called survival. I understand our reasons for enforcing the law too: It’s called survival.